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August 7, 2018 Dear Leadership, Clergy, and People of the Diocese of Virginia, Over the course of the past few months, I have walked with Bishop Shannon and his spouse, Ellen, as they have been in a time of real spiritual discernment about their future and that of the Diocese of Virginia that has...
Dear Diocesan Family, After many months of intense prayer and reflection, and in close consultation with the presiding bishop and our Standing Committee, I am formally announcing that I have decided to resign my office and ministry as Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia effective November 3, 2018,...
Fal Garden
Now that the fall is close, we are moving our picking time to Sundays at 5 pm, and eliminating Wednesday evening and Thursday morning picking.  We are still getting some peppers and green beans, and in a few weeks will have black eye peas and turnips. In the past 6 years, we have given out over 7...
Immigrant families
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A broad coalition of leaders from across all faith traditions, including The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, yesterday released a statement (below) calling on the U.S. government to end its policy of separating immigrant families. We Bishops...
Many thanks to the awesome teens in Hanover's Service Academy and their sponsor Lisa for volunteering their time, expertise, and laughter in our garden on Saturday, August 11.  The teens and other All Souls volunteers added new soil to the elevated beds and planted fall carrots, beets and lettuce,...
With a generous grant from the Mustard Seed and help from Boy Scout Trope 521, Eagle Scout candidate Connor, we now have a raised bed for a Kids Garden.  The raised bed  was planted May 24 with beans, carrots, turnips, beets, cucumbers and watermelon, and the kids also planted seed potatoes in the...
Garden and Atlee Work day and Garden Blessing was held on a Warm, Beautiful Saturday, April 14, 2018.  With a good number of All Souls people and over 20 Boy Scouts from Troupe 521, organic compost was spread on the lower garden, the garden was tilled, the Atlee House borders were cleaned up,...
Sunday morning Adult Formation will focus on selected readings from the lectionary in a format that looks into what is important to know, where is God in the words, what is the meaning for our lies, and what is God calling us to do.  All Souls adult formation sessions are informal, honest, funny,...
Statement of the Bishops of Virginia in Support of our Youth Following the Parkland Shootings Young people across the nation and across the Diocese are on the move. Led by passionate and articulate teenage survivors of the Ash Wednesday shooting in Parkland, Florida, they have found their voices....
Dear Diocesan Family -   I am posting below the statement from the group Bishops United Against Gun Violence, which we issued this past Friday regarding the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Bishops United" is an association of approximately 70 bishops in The Episcopal Church and I am...

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